Originally Posted by AlanBDahl
The spring that keeps the trunk open on my Solstice GXP has snapped clean off on the passenger side. Has this happened to anyone else? I had another car stolen and vandalized last weekend so it's possible that they tried to break into the Solstice too but as I see no signs of forced entry on the outside it's hard to believe that that is the case.
Hopefully it won't be too expensive to fix... :-(
They do fail. There are a few others who have had the same problem.
The replacement torsion bars are not expensive. I bought several spare sets and they were less than $20 for one bar. There is a left and a right. If it were me, I would change out both as the work is getting the bumper cover off.
I made a "tool" out of a piece of oak to release the torsion bars from their brackets. It is really easy once you see them.
See my thread for description and pics